Good day for a non-Diablo ride. Club ride started in Dublin and rode out Dublin Canyon Road and Redwood and a bunch of fun little back roads to the Oakland zoo.
I split my time between riding with the two or three fitness fanatics (multiple Death Ride survivors, and Triple Crown royalty) and the ordinary middle-aged fitness buffs. Worked out pretty well. It was kind of an odd crowd because there were a lot of members at the Death Ride today and a lot of others that are doing the Davis Livestrong ride tomorrow so we were kind of the everybody else group.
Wildlife Encounter: a goat eating a tree!
Got a flat just a few miles from the finish and I told everybody not to wait. Got it fixed in time to hammer back to the parking lot just as the last guy was finishing anyway.
It was a lot of fun going through some areas I hadn't done before. Click on the video for a 29 seconds of avaunt guard artistry and special effects.
And finally... best wishes for Chris Horner.